Outdoor Shopping Centers Reopen In Arizona

by on May 12, 2020 0

While Macerich reopened their outdoor shopping centers in the Phoenix area on Friday, May 8, all indoor malls will remain closed for a bit longer. However, shoppers can rejoice, as allowed under Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s executive order, individual stores inside its malls are permitted to reopen for curbside pickups or appointments. Macerich-owned outdoor...

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Arizona Recorded 10,744 Identity Theft Reports in 2019

by on May 11, 2020 0

Coronavirus-related scams have proliferated in recent weeks. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), some businesses have already been reprimanded for misleading claims around coronavirus treatments and cures. But not all scams are related to false advertising. Other common scams include fraudulent online vendors claiming to sell in-demand goods, fake charities soliciting donations, robocalls...

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Arizona Department of Economic Security Struggling To Process Flood Of Unemployment Claims

by on May 11, 2020 0

Arizona’s social services agency continues to struggle to process a wave of unemployment claims that began when COVID-19 hit the state in mid-March. The Department of Economic Security has hired hundreds of workers to staff phone banks and process the nearly 514,000 claims that have been received over the past seven weeks. Despite that,...

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APS Utility Fee Refunds On The Way

by on May 8, 2020 0

Millions of dollars are set to be returned to utility customers across the state, but not in the way you’d probably like. The Arizona Corporation Commission met this week to determine how to help customers with growing bills amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of bringing rates down, the utilities had another idea, and the...

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Ducey Releases Guidance For Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Barbers And Cosmetologists To Open For Business

by on May 6, 2020 0

Following continued positive data trends, Governor Doug Ducey announced Monday afternoon the next steps Arizona will take to gradually reenergize the economy. The Governor issued an Executive Order allowing cosmetologists and barber shops to resume appointment-based services this Friday, May 8 and restaurants and coffee shops to resume dine-in services with physical distancing measures on Monday, May 11....

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Are Murder Hornets Making Their Way To Arizona?

by on May 6, 2020 0

They raid beehives and decapitate their victims, possess stingers long enough to penetrate several layers of clothing and have the terrifying nickname of murder hornets. Asian giant hornets have recently been spotted in the Pacific Northwest. The Washington state Department of Agriculture has had two confirmed sightings of these insects, and they have shown...

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Will Arizona Grocery Stores Face a Meat Shortage?

by on May 1, 2020 0

Nearly two months after COVID-19 fears began to surface, altering many consumer purchasing patterns, toilet paper remains in scarce supply on the shelves of grocery stores around metro Phoenix. Could beef, pork and poultry items face similar shortages in the weeks and months ahead? That prospect is looming larger amid reports of coronavirus outbreaks...

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